Remains of the Day. (of Lady Rockinghams Camellia House)


Very nicely painted and drawn, Brian!

Superb Brian and a very interesting piece of history

Thank you for your comments Regloh & Heather.

Love this Brian. Interesting background and your painting describes it beautifully

Love this Brian. Beautifully executed.

Thank you Malcolm.

Love this Brian you have captured the age of a bygone era perfectly, is this Wentworth?

Yes Linda, its the Camellia House in the gardens of Wentworth Woodhouse & I'm so pleased its gradually being restored to its former glory.

Beautifully painted

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In 1738 it was an orangery with a tea room created for Lady Rockingham, wife of the 1st Marquess, to entertain her guests. It became a Camellia House when the 2nd Marquess became one of the earliest English collectors of blooms being brought in from China and Japan Though now a shell, the building still houses some of the oldest and rarest camellias in the Western world & it is planned to restore the house to its original purpose as a Cafe. The Camellias will have pride of place in the new cafe.

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Brian Ward

I’m just a hobbyist painter really. No lengthy palmares just a couple of shows with my local club. After a lifetime in Production, Health & Safety & Environmental Management I retired from full time employment to while away the hours doing exactly,……. well…….. what I choose to do. The transfer…

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